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Question Re: Texts #28327
08/16/03 09:40 PM
08/16/03 09:40 PM
t_electric  Offline OP
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Joined: Aug 2003
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Hopefully this post has been placed in the correct category.

I've 26 years experience in electronics as a tech and instructor, and am interested in becoming an electrical contractor in the state of California. The plethora of texts for the trade leave me wondering which are essential. I've a tentative list, but would like to hear the recommendations of professionals since the texts are costly and I wish to avoid unnecessary duplication.

Thank you,


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Re: Question Re: Texts #28328
08/16/03 10:10 PM
08/16/03 10:10 PM
LK  Offline
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,429
New Jersey
In this area they will usually give you a years credit. Then you can finish the additional three years of apprenticeship training to complete the National Apprenticeship Program, this will qualify as an electrician. Then uaually one or two years of working in the field, and then apply for the contractor exam in your state.
From electronic to electrical a lot to learn in just four years. Good Luck.

Re: Question Re: Texts #28329
08/17/03 02:04 AM
08/17/03 02:04 AM
Trumpy  Offline

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,231
SI,New Zealand
Right place,mate.
Welcome to ECN!. [Linked Image]
Nice to have you here.
You Electronics guys seem to take up Electrical Theory like Ducks to water.
Mind you, if you can judge the Quiescent Current of a certain Transistor, by Knowledge, you'll do OK as a Sparky!. [Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 08-17-2003).]

Re: Question Re: Texts #28330
08/17/03 07:19 AM
08/17/03 07:19 AM
electure  Offline

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 4,263
Fullerton, CA USA
Welcome to ECN!
For information & requirements go to:
Suggested reading
"1999 National Electrical Code"-NFPA
"American Electrician's Handbook"-McGraw Hill
"Contractors State License"- Paul Lucente
I believe the first two are available here through the ECN bookstore...S

Re: Question Re: Texts #28331
08/23/03 10:45 PM
08/23/03 10:45 PM
Pinemarten  Offline
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 123
Edmonton, AB, Canada
And always remember: We consider current to travel from negative to positive.


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